DGP Dilbag Singh of Jammu and Kashmir police said on Sunday that a cross-border tunnel originating from Pakistan was found by a BSF team. The tunnel was found on August 28 in Samba district along the International Border. Although the investigation is on, based on the ground indicators he claimed that Pakistan is using the tunnel to push terrorists in India. “Digging such tunnels is a common tactic that Pakistan uses to send terrorists across the border. It is quite possible that other such tunnels exist along the India-Pakistan border,” Singh said in his statement to the media.
Reportedly, the tunnel has a depth of 20-25 feet and is 170 meters long. Anti-tunnelling operations are underway. BSF personnel are searching for other such tunnels in the area. According to the DGP, a similar tunnel was found in Chanyari in 2013-14.
In January, three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed in an encounter. After that, the police received the information of an underground tunnel used to infiltrate terrorists and drop arms via drones in India and had been searching for it. Recently, weapons were discovered in a truck near Qazigund. DGP said that the investigation is going on and it is believed that the arms were airdropped using drones through the tunnel.
On the other hand, on Sunday Pakistan initiated ceasefire violation along the LoC in Poonch district. Pakistan fired with small arms and shelling with mortars during the violation. The incident took place around 5:45 PM.